Two Nigerian league players, Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have both regained their freedom from kidnappers’ den.
Enyimba of Aba confirmed the freedom of their midfielder, Ojo, while it was also understood via NPFL Insider that Iluyomade of Abia Comets had also been released.
GREAT BIG NEWS!
Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers 💪👏
— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) March 25, 2020
The players were abducted Sunday around Ipele Town on the Benin-Akure Expressway on their way to Akure.
The kidnappers initially asked for a ransom of 100 million Naira before they demanded for 20 million Naira.
Enyimba said their “combined efforts” with that of the players’ families led to the release, but did not disclose whether or not a ransom was paid.
It has been a trying time for Nigerian football as the news of the kidnapping of the two players came just few hours after the death in a car crash of two footballers from Rangers International- Emmanuel Ogbu and Ifeanyi George.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has called on stakeholders to pray for evil to cease.